Decision details

Authority to extend contract for Children's Centre Services to Barnardo's for 3 months

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Children and Young People

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree approval to extend the contract to Barnardo Services Limited for Children’s Centre services for a period of 3 months.


That the Strategic Director Children and Young People:


i)             Approves the extension to the current contract with Barnardo’s Services Limited for a period of 3 months until 30 November 2020.



Reasons for the decision:

As detailed within the accompanying report.

Alternative options considered:

As detailed within the accompanying report.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Cabinet/Committee Decision or Scheme of Delegation: Officer scheme of delegation

Parties Consulted: The Lead Member has discussed the project with the Leader of the Council, her colleagues and with senior officers. As below, significant consultation has taken place around the whole FWC project. Statutory Children’s Centre consultation took place from 26 June 2019 – 3 August 2019. Current users of the Children’s Centres had a chance to share their views on what services are important to them and a total of 545 surveys were completed. Various focus groups were also delivered during the consultation period with multi-disciplinary staff, stakeholders, partners and parents. Three public consultation meetings were held to invite views from the general public. The change team completed a range of different engagement activities across Brent and also supported with prototyping of the services that were delivered at one of the Children’s Centres. The Strategic Director has discussed the proposal with the Lead Member for Children’s Safeguarding, Early Help and Social Care. The Lead Mem

Contact: Simon Topping, Operations Manager Email: Tel: 020 8937 3295.

Publication date: 11/06/2020

Date of decision: 10/06/2020

Effective from: 19/06/2020

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